Fall TV Preview

Dick Wolf Now Lords Over CBS Tuesday, NBC Wednesday and NBC Thursday

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Prolific producer Dick Wolf will lay solo claim to three nightly TV lineups this fall, with the announcement that CBS is going with an all-FBI Tuesday trifecta.

CBS announced on Wednesday that as part of a significant-for-them schedule shake-up, NCIS is moving to Mondays — the first time slot change ever for TV’s most watched, 18-year-old drama. As a result, the original FBI will now lead off Tuesday nights, followed by the new spinoff FBI: International and then FBI: Most Wanted.

Over on NBC, meanwhile, it was revealed at the start of Upfronts Week that Law & Order: SVU will now be bookended on Thursday nights by the new spinoff Law & Order: For the Defense and Season 2 of Law & Order: Organized Crime.

And it goes without saying that NBC Wednesday features the #OneChicago trifecta of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

Among NBC dramas, Chicago Fire and Med rank Nos. 2 and 3 in the demo (behind This Is Us), while Organized Crime, P.D. and SVU place 4-5-6. In total viewers, Med, Fire and P.D. claim the top three slots.

Over at CBS, FBI is the No. 2-rated drama (trailing only The Equalizer, which enjoyed a Super Bowl bounce) and ranks third in total audience.

Wolf’s reach is perhaps rivaled only by that of Greg Berlanti, who currently exec-produces at least 15 active TV shows — including Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman (airing Sundays on The CW), All American and Black Lightning (airing Mondays on The CW), The Flash and Superman & Lois (airing Tuesdays on The CW), Riverdale, Kung Fu, DC’s Stargirl, The Flight Attendant, Doom Patrol, Titans and YOU.

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